February 28, 2014 — team release — photo credit RCR — WELCOME, N.C. — Richard Childress Racing announced yesterday the addition of Cale Conley to the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series driver lineup in the No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro. Conley will run a limited schedule, making his Nationwide Series debut at Bristol (Va.) Motor Speedway in March.
“I am very grateful and anxious for the opportunity to race with Richard Childress Racing,” said Conley, 21. “My goal, at this point, is to get past these anxious feelings, do what I know best on the track and learn as much as possible from the team. Opportunities like this don’t come along often, so I am going to do my best and learn as much as possible.”
Conley raced full time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2013 finishing with four top-fives, five top-10s and one pole award.
The Vienna, W.Va. native will team up with crew chief Nick Harrison, who joined RCR in 2013. Harrison’s crew chief experience spreads across 131 races in NASCAR’s top-three series and includes a Nationwide Series victory at Daytona International Speedway in July 2012.
The addition of Conley increases the already competitive-RCR Nationwide Series lineup for this season.
“We look forward to getting Cale in our car and seeing him take the next step in his career,” said Richard Childress, president and CEO of RCR. “He’s done a good job on the K&N level and we’re pairing him up with a solid race team. It’s going to be a bit of a learning curve, so that’s why the limited schedule works perfect for him and allows him to progress at a comfortable pace.”